Black Tuesday | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 19.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our infamous Black Tuesday is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels for over a year. Rich caramel, toasted malt, vanilla, burnt wood and anise are just a few of the many flavors in this rich, decadent imperial stout.

2009: 19.5% ABV
2010: 18.2% ABV
2011: 18.3% ABV
2012: 19.2% ABV
2013: 18.9% ABV
2014: 19.7% ABV
2015: 19.9% ABV
2016: 20.3% ABV
2017: 19.5% ABV

Added by OlieIPA on 07-18-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#104
Reviews:
729
Ratings:
4,053
pDev:
9.69%
 
 
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of JuanFushashi
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of estruntz
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of heishmot
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a glass at Bruery Terreaux last night.

Look: pitch black
Smell: coffee, bourbon, some maple
Taste: sweet, not a super strong alcohol burn.
Feel: full of body, not thin

I've recently tried some Founders CBS (shared a 750 bottle) and KBS (12 oz bottle). Both are great, but Black Tuesday has got more complexity.

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Photo of JellybonesElmer
4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nedster10
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Richter525
4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
4.14/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Black as tar. Dark roasted chocolate and nuts. Doesn’t drink like 19%. Love the aftertaste and it feels coating and smooth. Abv does not allow for lacing at all.

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Photo of lsthwy
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reinmogard
4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FlintB
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of berben30
3.99/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrjr0891
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach_Attack
4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

03/2014 - 2011 vintage - Wow, this is boozy but amazing! Bourbon, wood, caramel nose; velvety, hot, chocolate, oak all over mouthfeel; lasting finish. It's intense but yum!

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of c-rum
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 7irondave
4.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jromanowicz09
4.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MJSFS
4.96/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Good lord what an experience! Look is cola with some alcohol legs. Not the best looking Impy Stout by a long shot. But look is by far the least important attribute, and at nearly 20%, it wasn’t going to look like beer anyways. Nose is world-class! Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, prunes, tobacco, leather, malts. Possibly the best beer I’ve ever smelled. The taste follows the complexity of the nose with a huge alcohol punch. Mouthfeel is velvety with a mild prickly carbonation. Overall a word class beer that might benefit from the ABV being dialed down just a tad. Worth seeking out for sure!

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4.89/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Opened a bottle today that I obtained direct from brewery last Dec. It has been stored at 36F most of the time. I had a taste of another bottle in December, and it immediately reminded me of BCBS, but with some difference in character. It had a more pronounced dark fruit flavor. After 8 months of cold storage, I finally tried my bottle, and it immediately grabbed me with its strong, mellow flavors, and its similarity to BCBS. I now find it better than BCBS, as it seems to have stronger flavors. Beautiful dark, sweet flavors of raisins and plums, along with strong bourbon and barrel flavors, plus a good dose of alcohol. Label says it "contains alcohol". No kidding.

Tastes very much of alcohol, perhaps too much for some people, but I like it in small amounts. Takes 3 days of dedicated effort to finish a bottle. I'm about half way through this one after 2 days. Seems to last quite well with fridge storage after opening, no doubt due to high ABV. There is little carbonation to begin with, and no perceptible change in flavor profile after a couple days of bottle being opened.

Really tremendous stuff, and I'll have to see about getting some more.

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4.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 4,053 ratings